Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time


8.8 | 1752 votes |
Release date: 29 September 1986
Style: New wave of British heavy metal

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Disc I
01. Caught Somewhere In Time
02. Wasted Years
03. Sea Of Madness
04. Heaven Can Wait
05. The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
06. Stranger In A Strange Land
07. Deja-Vu
08. Alexander The Great

Disc II [1995 reissue bonus CD]
01. Reach Out [Dave Colwell cover]
02. Juanita [Marshall Fury cover]
03. Sheriff of Huddersfield
04. That Girl

Top 20 albums of 1986: 4
Top 200 albums of all time: 95

Line-up
Bruce Dickinson - vocals
Dave Murray - guitars
Adrian Smith - guitars
Nicko McBrain - drums
Steve Harris - bass

Additional info
Produced & mixing by Martin Birch.
Engineering by Martin Birch, Albert Boekholt, Ronald Prent, Sean Burrows & Bruce Buchhalter.
Mastering by George Marino.
Cover art & photography by Rod Smallwood & Derek Riggs.

Spoken prologue on "Alexander The Great" by the English comedian, writer & actor Graham Chapman.

Guest review by
Spyroid
Rating:
8.7
I wouldn't really like to talk about underrating when it comes to a band like Iron Maiden, but a band with such a wealthy discography full of classics will unavoidably have overlooked albums. I would say 'Somewhere In Time' is one of those for sure.

And yes, this album really is a jewel in Iron Maiden's discography, and the only reason it's not a classic is probably that the songs are not that stunning, and tend to fall in the shadows of the great amount of famous Maiden songs. Which is strange, because in my opinion some songs from this album are better then a lot of songs considered as mandatory live tracks. The problem might be that the material is not complex enough compared to the follower 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' and not catchy enough compared to its predecessor 'Powerslave' if you want to split the material of Iron Maiden in those two categories.

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11.04.2014 - 11:43
Rating: 10
mikeprado30
This one and Number of the Beast are my fave IM albums. Every song inside shines with own light, sadly so many of those ones remain apart from the band's setlist (unfair but true).
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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02.01.2015 - 12:19
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Songs like The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner and the title track are just amazing! probably my fav album of their 80's along with number of the beast! also this one has great production.
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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14.01.2015 - 21:53
Rating: 10
Toxik
This is one of my favourite albuns ever. Everything since the awesome production and the awesome atmoshpere is just perfect. Oh and the guitar work is just amazing
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08.03.2015 - 19:21
Rating: 9
Paw!!
Hey 8 years passed. It's like nostalgia. 'Caught Somewhere in Time', 'Wasted Years', and 'Déjà Vu' are the best tracks.
Still make me
Iron Maiden at its finest
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08.03.2015 - 20:33
Rating: 9
musclassia
Cranked this out for the first time in forever today - maybe it's because I overplayed NOTB, POM and Powerslave, but this is always the album I'm most likely to resort to if I need a Maiden nostalgia trip to remind myself why they're so great. Sea of Madness and Stranger In A Strange Land are just epic songs
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26.07.2015 - 16:42
Rating: 8
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Paw!! on 08.03.2015 at 19:21

Hey 8 years passed. It's like nostalgia. 'Caught Somewhere in Time', 'Wasted Years', and 'Déjà Vu' are the best tracks.
Still make me
Iron Maiden at its finest


8 years its not 1994 now
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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27.07.2015 - 05:00
Rating: 9
Paw!!
Written by Bad English on 26.07.2015 at 16:42

Written by Paw!! on 08.03.2015 at 19:21

Hey 8 years passed. It's like nostalgia. 'Caught Somewhere in Time', 'Wasted Years', and 'Déjà Vu' are the best tracks.
Still make me
Iron Maiden at its finest


8 years its not 1994 now

yeahhhhh, I meeaan 8 yearzz passed in my collektionz.
sowry English
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15.06.2016 - 21:55
Rating: 10
CakeTrolley
One of Maidens best albums. Excellent, a bit dreamy, production and top quality songwriting all the way through.
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24.10.2016 - 14:38
Rating: 9
TrueMetalJope
The IM album that has the most great songs IMO. Only Sea Of Madness and Heaven Can Wait get the skip.
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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04.07.2017 - 16:45
VIG
Dweller
Wasted Years is in my top 5 Iron Maiden songs (don't know what the others would be), but imo this is one of the band's more overrated albums. I prefer Seventh Son of A Seventh Son, Killers, and Powerslave to this one.
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04.07.2017 - 17:27
Rating: 10
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by VIG on 04.07.2017 at 16:45

top 5 Iron Maiden songs (don't know what the others would be)

5. The Thin Line Between Love And Hate
4. Drifter
3. Hallowed Be Thy Name
2. Stranger In A Strange Land
1. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
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04.07.2017 - 17:34
VIG
Dweller
Written by tea[m]ster on 04.07.2017 at 17:27

Written by VIG on 04.07.2017 at 16:45

top 5 Iron Maiden songs (don't know what the others would be)

5. The Thin Line Between Love And Hate
4. Drifter
3. Hallowed Be Thy Name
2. Stranger In A Strange Land
1. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner


Actually that's a really good list. Here's mine

5. The Wicker Man
4. Wrathchild
3. Wasted Years
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name
1. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
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04.07.2017 - 21:48
Rating: 8
anathema_1977
I've got:

5. Infinite dreams
4. Fear of the Dark
3. Afraid to shoot strangers (LIVE)
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name (Live)
1. Rime of the ancient mariner
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